My daughter @geekybookworm has played recreational soccer for most of her life. Obviously, last season was abruptly ended before it could begin (thanks, covid) and it was most likely going to be her last rec season before she aged out. (This depends on if the club is able to make another season in her age group with with players they have. Or, she could decide to move up to the U18 age group, but she’s a little worried and may not.) Anyway, since she’s mostly finished her recreational soccer, I decided to go through her shirt jerseys and and make her the quilt I told her I was going to. If she gets more seasons, I can hand sew those jerseys to the back of this or make pillowcases.
So, here it is laying on her bed. I have blurred out any identifying logos for safety.
As you can see, it’s really big! There is quit a bit of jersey between the bed and the wall.
I used the same soccer fabric for the backing:
You can see my one row that is quite different from the others. There were a few season where the club crest was tiny on the front of the jerseys and that is what this row is from. Then the side you don’t see is like the other rows.
I received back the quilt from my LQS about a month ago. The quilting is cool, but doesn’t stand out a lot because of the busy fabric. Here is a close up of part of it. It’s a soccer ball and what you don’t see is some “fiery” parts around the ball.
I let geekybookworm choose what she wanted for the binding fabric. She chose this one. Even though it is busy on busy, she liked it, and I think it works well! I finally finished hand sewing the back of the binding at midnight last night!
This is the first t-shirt quilt I’d ever made and I think it turned out great! I will be making a soccer quilt for my son and my husband who has coached both kiddos for many many years.